Greek FinMin: "It's been hard, but we've turned the Greek economy around"

'The Greek economy is beginning to show the first encouraging signs of rebalancing and recovery.' Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images Greece is implementing one of the most challenging economic adjustment programmes ... More

European Commission launches public online consultation on investor protection in TTIP

As part of its ongoing efforts to make its negotiations with the US the most open and transparent trade talks to DateAdded, the European Commission today launches a public consultation on investor protection and investor-to-state ... More

Ten years since March pogrom against Serbs in KiM

It is ten years today since a pogrom was committed against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) and its order-givers and organizers from Albanian political and paramilitary structures have still remained unnamed and unpunished. This ... More

SNS wins 48.8, SPS 14 percent of vote

Preliminary figures for Serbia’s early parliamentary elections at 10 p.m. Sunday show that the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won 48.8 and the coalition gathered around the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) took 14 percent ... More

Serbia: An early general election

The campaign ended for the early parliamentary elections that will be held in Serbia on Sunday, March 16, and election silence will be in force until the close of polls at 8 p.m. the same day. In these polls, 6,767, 324 ... More

Albanian PM Edi Rama: Balkans need a strong EU and need to be part of it

In his speech, Prime Minister Rama, analyzing the past of the region, presented the vision and approach of Albanian Government for a European future of the Balkans, not only in geographical terms, but also as part of its values. ... More

Maria Damanaki: "The significance of BLUE GROWTH in the prosperity of Europe and Greece"

by MARIA DAMANAKI, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to be here with you today and have this opportunity to address such a prestigious audience on such an ... More

Is this the Beginning of a Radical Social Transformation in B&H?

By: Medina Malagic It began in Tuzla last Wednesday and quickly spread throughout B&H, and the ongoing protests now represent the collective rage of the citizens of B&H against the ruling political elites. For the first time ... More

Bosnian Winter: Social uprising and Geopolitical games in Bosnia.

Unfortunately the winter does not create a favorable symbolism for a popular movement that points to radical change in the politics of Bosnia. The people?s uprising gains rapidly and methodically one town after the other from ... More

Sea of Europe: Routing the map for economic growth

Europe’s plans and initiatives in the fields of energy, transport and digital technology are the main subject of the upcoming ECONOMISTGREEK EU PRESIDENCY SUMMIT enItemNamedSeaofEurope: Routing the Map for Economic Growth, ... More

Bosnia & Herzegovina on edge after protest violence

The streets of Sarajevo were calm after firemen spent the night dousing the flames which almost gutted one regional government building, consuming cars and newsstands nearby. The city braced itself for further protests after ... More

Investing in education in times of crisis

by Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth King's College London, 31 January 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for your kind ... More

James Holmes: ‘Washington has no interest in using Gülen against AKP"

Although relations between Washington and Ankara are not at their best, the assertion that the US does not want Turkey to be successful is nonsense, says a former US envoy. US investors continue to have long-term confidence in ... More

The Sixth Annual Ambassadors Conference - Opening Remarks by Foreign Minister Davutoğlu

Highlighting that the theme of this year’s Conference is determined as “Strong Democracy, Dynamic Economy, Effective Diplomacy”, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu stressed that Turkey has been going through an era ... More

Boosting Serbia’s and Kosovo’s European future

President, Honourable Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, 100 years ago, a spark in the Balkans ignited a war that engulfed Europe in chaos and devastation. Ever since then, our collective memory has too often associated the ... More

Albania-Kosovo agreement signed in Prizren: A joint development strategy for Albanians or political marketing?

Prime ministers of the two governments of the Republic of Albania and Kosovo, Edi Rama and Hashim Thaci, have delivered a press conference following the meeting near the monument of the League of Prizren. In the presence of ... More

Amb.Karolos Gadis: "Greece strongly and steadily supports euroatlantic perspective of BiH"

Greece assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months yesterday. That was the occasion for the interview with the Greek Ambassador to BiH Karolos Gadis, who emphasized that Greece assumes the ... More

Greece begins six-month EU presidency on New Year's Day

Greece officially assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on Wednesday, a role it will hold for six months and is holding for the fifth time since joining the EU in 1981. In statements in Brussels, ... More

IMF Agenda to Focus on Strong, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth

The IMF’s top priority in the coming months is to break the cycle of subdued growth and recurrent market jitters and move toward securing strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, says the institution’s ... More

President Gjorge Ivanov: "I have always tried to be with the citizens"

Respected citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, Distinguished President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Distinguished President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Respected Members of the ... More